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VelocityHD and VelocityQ Training 101
A CreativeCOW Training Product Review


Lyn Norstad reviews VelocityHD and VelocityQ Training 101 by Mike Harper

Lyn Norstad Lyn Norstad
LNA Systems

Arlington Heights, Illinois USA

©2006 Lyn Norstad and CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved.


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Creative Cow leader Lyn Norstad takes a look at Mike Harper's unique DVD video training program for the Velocity HD and Velocity Q packages from Leitch (now a division Harris.)


Click here for more information or to buy Velocity HD trainingMike Harper has created a unique DVD video training program for the Velocity HD and Velocity Q packages from Leitch (now a division of Harris).  This basic to intermediate level package (Volume 1), on a single DVD, features a modular approach to all the functions of the software.

It’s organized by categories, so it can be used as a continuing reference for newer or less experienced users.  It also features a “crash course” quick start section to get the new user up and running quickly.

I found the sections to be well organized and easy to follow.  Cyndi Todd is the “voice” for all sections except the ‘crash course’, which is done by Mike himself. 

Mike is a Certified Leitch trainer and, in fact, he and I were certified at the same time.  His course is well thought out, and reflects the real world production workflow that the user is likely to encounter.

Modules include:  crash course, projects, gallery, interface overview, capture, importing media, timeline basics, moving clips TO the timeline, trim window, moving clips ON the timeline, trimming on the timeline, transitions, FX and keyframe editing, combining FX, color corrector and audio.

Volume 1 is priced at $399, and I understand that registered owners will get a price break on the upcoming Volume 2.  In addition, I understand there is a discount for students who have received ‘hands-on’ training.


In Conclusion

I’d give it 5 COWS, and would recommend this program for new Velocity users as well as a refresher for those who edit infrequently.

More info can be found at http://www.editscore.net





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